Take the first steps in a Kitchen and Bath Renovation!
When you’re ready to get your new kitchen or bathroom project started you’ll want to keep a few things in mind to help guide you through the process. One major thing is that we’re renovating one of the most expensive rooms in a house. This one room may need demolition, new cabinets, stone counter-tops, tile back splash, new HVAC, new electric, new plumbing, new appliances, possibly a new floor or a new window/door. That said, this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million bucks. CME Corp carries several cabinet lines which cover the market from basement apartment rentals or housing flips to multimillion dollar homes and everything in between. Before you jump in with a sledgehammer and start knocking down your kitchen walls, establish a plan for the kitchen remodel. This might involve the following:
- Start a “like/dis-like” file. The easiest way to do this is to thumb through kitchen design magazines (paper or online) and keep pages of items that stand out to you both in a negative and positive way. This will help your kitchen designer hone in on your personal aesthetics and will help the selection process move quickly.
- Plan your kitchen around the style of your home. I’ve mentioned this in previous blog entries. If you have a modern home, a traditional kitchen my look out of place and vice versa. This is something CME takes into consideration when planning our custom/semi-custom kitchens and bathrooms.
- Working with a professional kitchen designer will help tremendously. Here at CME Corp we’ll be able to help you establish a layout that works with the flow and function of your home, pick and plan in-cabinet amenities and help with cabinet finish selection. We’ll also put a CAD drawing together so that you’ll have a 3D representation of how your new space will look.
- To avoid lengthy delays, you should buy your cabinets, appliances, flooring, lighting fixtures, sink, faucet, tiles, baseboards and paint in advance and store everything onsite if possible. CME can hold our custom/semi-custom cabinets for clients until their project is ready to except delivery.
- Obtain building permits, if required. If needed, CME Corp can help with this. Our licensed tradesmen will also be able to pull any Electric or plumbing permits that may be needed.